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    #1

    'above' VS 'over'

    What’s the correct preposition in the sentence?
    The sign over/above the door said ‘Mind Your Head’.

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    English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: 'above' VS 'over'

    They both work in BrE. My preference is for "above".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: 'above' VS 'over'

    Over and above both work in American English, too, but we don't use "mind" that way. We'd say "Watch your head."
    I am not a teacher.

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